Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

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Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)
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In sweeping epic style, the prize-winning Rocco and His Brothers tells the story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. (DVD Product info.)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world. French heartthrob Alain Delon is the gentle, idealistic Rocco, and Italian movie star Renato Salvatori is the undisciplined, savagely jealous Simone. Internationally renowned director Luchino Visconti (Senso, The Leopard, Death in Venice) combined keenly realistic observations and strong passions to create one of his most satisfying and deeply affecting films (DVD Product info.)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

The widow Rosaria moves to Milano from Lucania with her 4 sons, one of whom is Rocco. The fifth son, Vincenzo, already lives in Milano. In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but everyone manages to find something to do. Simone is boxing, Rocco works in a dry cleaners, and Ciro studies. Simone meets Nadia, a prostitute, and they have a stormy affair. Then Rocco, after finishing his military service, begins a relationship with her. A bitter feud ensues between the two brothers, which will lead as far as murder… (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054248/plotsummary)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

The film is divided into sections with each one devoted to one of the brothers, but the thrust (and heart) of the narrative concerns two of the brothers, Rocco played by a never better nor more beautiful Alain Delon & his intense love-hate relationship with his brother played by Renato Salvatori who also gives a superb performance. The other great performance in the film is from Annie Girardot as a prostitute with a semi-heart of gold. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054248/usercomments)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Girardot first has a vivid & difficult relationship with Salvatori who is a brutal & simple prize fighter, but then she drops him, when she falls in love with Delon. Needless to say trouble and high operatic drama follows that finally ends in tragedy that never fails to leave me in tears. Both soapy & operatic, this is one of the great films of the 60's & one of Visconti's best. Also look for a young Claudia Cardinale in an early film role. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0054248/usercomments)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Luchino Visconti-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)